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India vs England 5th Test Day 1: India on top as England crawl to 198/7

India picked up six wickets in the final session at the Kennington Oval, London to end on top of first day's play proceedings.

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England won the toss and opted to bat first. (Source: Reuters)

India picked up six wickets in the final session at the Kennington Oval, London to end on top of first day’s play proceedings. England once again collapsed with the bat as they succumbed from 133/1 to 181/7. Alastair Cook was denied a dream century in his farewell test as the England opener was dismissed for 71. Moeen Ali also scored a fifty. But Cook’s and Ali’s slow-ish batting assured is that England never got too ahead in the game. When the Indian seamers struck in the day’s final session the games swung in favour of the visitors. Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah led India’s fightback with five important wickets among them. Buttler (11) and Rashid (4) are unbeaten at the crease.

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Stumps! England ends Day 1 on 198/7. Buttler (11) and Rashid (4) are unbeaten at the crease. India picked up 6 wickets in the last session to bounce back in the match. This was after England had been just 123/1 at Tea. However, the Indian bowlers toiled hard to put their team on top. An intriguing second day awaits us all. Do join us for live action tomorrow.

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Two in an over and this time it is Ishant Sharma. First to go is Moeen Ali whose hard-fought half-century has come to an end with an outside edge. Next to go is Sam Curran for a duck. He tried to leave the ball but gets a faint nick. England are in dire straits at 181/7.

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LBW! Jadeja traps Ben Stokes right in front for 11. England have lost half their side. Michael Vaughan has a point!  ENG- 171/5

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Time for drinks! India have enjoyed the best period of play so far on Day one. After hapless outings in the first two sessions, the seamers have come roaring back.  The ball is also doing just that little bit to help the pacers. Moeen Ali (44) and Ben Stokes (7) are at the crease trying to save the day for the home team. Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant has conceded 50 byes in three Tests. ENG- 159/4, 74 ovs 

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GONE! Ishant Sharma strikes! Bairstow departs for a duck. India have bounced back during the last 10 mins in of the final session. It is all happening here. ENG- 134/4

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LBW! Root is gone for 0. Bumrah strikes twice in an over. The ball was jagging back in and Root falls over while attempting to flick it on the leg side. The umpire raises the finger and Root opts for a review. But DRS shows he is out. ENG- 133/3

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BOWLED! Alastair Cook is gone for 71. An inside edge off Bumrah is enough to send him back to the pavilion.  It was yet another delivery which was coming in but kept low. Bumrah who decides to not celebrate. Cook receives a standing ovation for his innings.

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A wicketless session for England. Cook and Ali have added 55 runs in the session with the opener bringing up his 57th Test half-century. However, both of them have survived chances after being dropped in the slips. Indian bowlers bowled with a lot of heart but failed to pick up a wicket. ENG- 123/1 (59 ovs)

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2 runs for  Alastair Cook and it is 50 for the England opener in his farewell Test! This is his 57th half-century. Couldn't have come at a better time! England motoring along. ENG- 107/1

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England reach the three-figure mark in the second session! ENG- 103/1. Meanwhile, it's slow going for Moeen Ali and Alastair Cook, but they remain unbeaten an hour after the resumption. Cook is one run from a battling half-century.

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Dropped! Moeen Ali gets a life. Yet another delivery in the corridor of uncertainty and the ball finds the edge of Cook and flies to Virat Kohli at third slip. Kohli goes for it with one hand but drops the chance. Ali survives. Meanwhile, India have also lost a review.  ENG- 75/1

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We are back again with live action. Alastair Cook will face Ishant Sharma. An interesting period of play awaits us as India will look to make inroads into the English batting line-up. 

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Bails are off! Lunch has been taken on Day 1. England lost one wicket (Jennings) in the first session. Alastair Cook is unbeaten on 37 and giving him company at the crease is  Moeen Ali (2). The sun's out and the pitch has got very little to offer to the bowlers.  ENG- 68/1, 28 ovs.

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OUT! Ravindra Jadeja strikes first! His first wicket of the tour as Keaton Jennings departs. Smart field placement by the Indian team as leg-slip comes into play and takes a smart catch. ENG- 60/1 

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50 run partnership comes up between Alastair Cook (28),  Keaton Jennings (19).  This the first fifty opening stand for England in this series. ENG- 53/0 (18 ovs)

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Debutant Hanuma Vihari has been handed the ball in the 14th over England's innings. Interesting choice by skipper Virat Kohli as he does not give Shami or Jadeja the ball but opts for Vihari. Two left-handers at the crease must be the reason behind this move. ENG- 32/0, 14 ovs

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Successive fours for Alastair Cook off Bumrah and he seems firmly in command. The angle of bowling over the wicket isn't bearing much fruit for the seamer. ENG- 24/0, 9 ovs

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England have begun steadily. Meanwhile, Cook has reached 1000 runs at the Oval. The ball isn't moving much and it seems like a good pitch to bat on.  ENG-13/0 after 5 overs

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Alastair Cook comes out to bat for maybe the last time. Unless India make him bat again. He had ruled out chances of a surprise return - even if England in turmoil in the Ashes and desperately need an opener. India with a standing ovation as he does so. [WATCH]

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Players are out on the field. Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings arrive at the crease. Cook will take strike first. India's Jasprit Bumrah will open the attack with the new ball. And we are on our way... At the end of the first over, ENG- 1/0

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England (Playing XI): Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Moeen Ali, Joe Root(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson

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India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah

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England have won the toss yet again. They have opted to bat first at the Kennington Oval, London.  India have made two changes with Ravindra Jadeja coming in for R Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari making his debut in place of Hardik Pandya. 

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Hanuma Vihari has been handed his first Test cap. He is the 292nd player to represent India. It means Karun Nair will sit this one out too. BCCI tweeting, "Proud moment for Hanuma Vihari as he becomes the 292nd player to represent #TeamIndia in Tests.#ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/M5qh0Y54E0

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If you look at those images closely, you will notice that the sky above those 'chefs' is as blue as blue can be with some benign white clouds hovering about. It seems we won't be having a repeat of Lord's. 

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The chefs are moving towards The Oval to cheer for the Master Chef. For the uninitiated, Cook is referred to as the 'Master Chef' by England fans. Pics by our man in England Sriram Veera.

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Moeen Ali was sidelined for much of this series so he did England the favour of reminding them just how good he is. At Southampton, with England coming to the Test after a bruising defeat in Nottingham, Moeen took five wickets in the first innings, scored 40 valuable runs and then took four more in the second Indian innings to seal the match and the series. Throughout the match, his father could not sleep well. After it, highlights of the match kept rolling in the Ali household, alongwith seviyan kheer, gulab jamuns, chicken kebabs and a lot of unbridled joy. Read on

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In the nearly 33 years that have passed between 1985 and 2018, England have beaten India in India only once. Alastair Cook was captain of that team. He was also the highest scorer in that series having made 562 in eight innings at an average of 80. He has had a dry run over the past couple of years which makes easy to forget the kind of Mr Dependabe he used to be at one point for England. However, that career figure of 12,254, which makes him the highest run scorer in the country's long history in Test cricket, is one that won't be surpassed too soon. Joe Root is still in his early 6000s and is not enjoying the best of forms as of now but he is the favourite to go match Cook. For now, though, it is time to stand up and applaud for a career par excellence. Well played, Cookie


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Hello and welcome! Battle for pride is one way to describe this Test match for India. But that pride has been dented already by the comments made by their coach. Ravi Shastri, in a bid to defend his team's back to back failures in South Africa and England despite him repeatedly calling them the best touring side in donkey's years, went ahead and wiped out the good work done by the likes of Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble and Sourav Ganguly in their respective captaincies. "If you look at the last three years, we have won nine matches overseas and three series (against West Indies and twice in Sri Lanka),” Shastri said while addressing the media on Wednesday. “I can’t see any other Indian team in the last 15-20 years that has had the same run in such a short time, and you have had some great players playing in those series." As if the team didn't have enough bad press already. 

Ravi Shastri maintained that this team remains one of the best travelling sides India has ever produced. (Source: Reuters)

 England are leading the series 3-1, victory sealed, and yet, they have been jittery. They don't have a working opening pair, the rest of their upper order batsmen have all floundered and it has been Sam Curran, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler who have bailed them out of situations. Luckily for them, India's batsmen have been worse with a Virat Kohli wicket being the predecessor of a collapse for much of this series. Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane stepped up in the third and fourth Tests but there was little to no contribution from the rest.